Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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August 15th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 14, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,299        299         583
CNN      341         93         143
MSNBC      550        158         237
CNBC      141         36           66
FBN        58         13           27
HLN      207         84         116
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,617        495       1,054
CNN      555        150         249
MSNBC    1,225        342         560
CNBC      136         54           81
FBN        74         27           45
HLN      249         98         130
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      976        301         527
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      197         65           86
MSNBC Morning Joe      492        167         242
CNBC Squawk Box      150         42           76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      303        158         221
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,034        409         909
CNN SITUATION ROOM      433        114         184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      872        200         343
CNBC FAST MONEY      239         29           92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      147         34           56
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,184        453         927
CNN SITUATION ROOM      428        122         161
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      833        221         301
CNBC MAD MONEY      159         41           80
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      111         47           54
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,848        412         817
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      276         81         117
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      882        198         332
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      196         40           92
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      263         97         135
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,279        620       1,201
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      459        132         199
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,108        252         432
CNBC INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC      127         56           98
HLN NANCY GRACE      272        118         157
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,480        486       1,083
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      707        176         310
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,298        397         615
CNBC 20 UNDER 20 TRNSFMG TMRW      136         48           79
HLN DR. DREW      231        110         121
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,066        379         870
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      499        141         239
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,270        375         632
CNBC 20 UNDER 20 TRNSFMG TMRW      146         60           67
HLN NANCY GRACE      246         68         113
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,222        325         610
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      323         88         155
MSNBC ED SHOW      636        231         330
CNBC MAD MONEY        78         50           52
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      224         80           92

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Coffee Steve

    @USN & Hillbilly

    Just read this
    “Clerical error” caused NOAA to order 46,000 rounds”

    Uh huh :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    I never heard Romney or Ryan tell grandma to take a pill rather than have a needed procedure.

    My GrandMother rode a motorcycle till she was 85 and passed away at 101. she would have told them to take that pill and medicare and shove it :shock:

  • Mark

    I am not saying the Repubs. have a good answer but they do have some kind of a plan
    Well they haven’t talked once about their “plan”, all the talking point is Obama’s plan sucks, we are better, and oh yeah ignore Paul Ryan’s budget plan which a few months ago I thought was great but we not going on that now.

    If they want to make the campaign about issues and not “dirty politcal tactics” talk about your plan and stop telling half truths about the other guy(which is the definition of “dirty” politics)

  • Sicilian Papa

    101? I wouldn’t want to live that long. Of course I might change my mind when I’m 95.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa

    She stayed healthly and sharp until the day she passed. A shot of whiskey every day, smoked like a freight train, (no filters), bacon and eggs 5 times a week, hated to take any meds except asprin, and No sign of anything wrong until she left us. I think she just went away to make us mad :-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    Hey Mark It was good talking to you. You too Coffee Steve.

    If I ever make it big I would like all the regulars on the site to meet. I’m think maybe the O.K. Corral.

    Got to go, see ya fellas.

  • Jeff

    Romney said to Chuck Todd in an interview on Friday the he would like a debate on the issues and not attack Business, Family, taxes,…..whoa whoa whoaaaaa!!!

    Did Romney say not talk “business?”

    Isn’t this “Romney business record” the reason he and Fox News has been ramming down the throats of the Republican Party during the Primaries and now the Country?

    Seems when his Republican opponents and now the President uses his sketchy record at Bain Capitol, Romney doesn’t want to run on his “business” record anymore.

    What does that leave?

    His record as Governor of Massechusettes…… Ahhh haaa! 47th in job creation… Raised taxes… Increase fees.
    His record at the Olympics after discovering that he lobbied for millions of US tax payer dollars to pay for the Olympics….

    What’s left?

  • Mark

    What’s left?

    It’s seems Romney’s platform is Obama sucks, I will be better but I really don’t want to talk about my plans, just know they will be better and oh yeah I want to talk about real issues(as long as you don’t probe mine)

  • Coffee Steve

    Nice talking with you too Mike, I’m getting to bed so have a great evening everyone, Jeff, Mike, Mark, Steve (I have no idea why I’m talking to myself) I must be nuts :-)

    Night everyone


  • Mark

    I found yet another thing Romney Flip Flops on


    No whining in Politics? Seems to be his campaign strategy now. lol

  • Jeff

    @mark, you nailed it!
    Poor Paul Ryan, Gallup Poll results show:

    Seems the only Rave reviews Paul Ryan is getting is from the likes of nasty Ann Coulter, or disgusting Rush Limbaugh.


    Good news for Paul Ryan,
    Temporary maybe, Sober Speaker Boehners tells Republicans to endorse the Ryan plan in fact embrace it, Seems no one is listening that idea. Maybe not so sober…

  • Mark

    Face it libs. Your scared!!! Or you guys wouldnt get soooo worked up over romney/ryan. Your truly affraid your gonna lose in november!:) you libs are counting on the minority vote and dumb young people for the obama victory. All libs do is alienated the whole country. Ha and obama said he was gonna unify. Lol what a joke libs are

  • Mark

    @the other Mark

    Going by your logic anytime a Republican attacks Obama/Biden, that means your scares? Not sure I agree with that logic. As for “dividing” the country, funny how it’s only a problem now, dividing the country style politics began like in 1968 when the Republicans went with the Southern strategy and they have used it every campaign, why are they only whining about it now?

    If Romney truly wants to take the high road he should be telling all the people in his party who go out of there way to try divide the country to stop. Instead we see him go to fundraisers by somebody like Donald Trump who is a birther..

  • Jeff


    Mitt’s mystery tax information!

    Has anyone seem Anne Romney get a little testy during an NBC interview over the questions about the Romney’s shady and possibly criminal tax records.

    She said Mitt’s integrity is golden,.ha! This man flip flops and lies about every opponent he has faced, Whatever Mrs. Romney!

    Notice that when Anne Romney says “we pay our taxes.” Taxes!?! What taxes? Notice she didint say income taxes.
    Anne Romney also says releasing their tax records would result in “more ammunition”. AMMUNITION!??! Doesn’t that prove that it means there is something BAD in the tax records the American people will not approve of??

    You righties have to admit this tax story is getting bad for Mitt.

  • TheBoss1

    @Mark … you wrote “you libs are counting on the minority vote and dumb young people for the obama victory.”

    Wow. Do you even recognize the inherent bigotry in your post?

    And, by the way, at least liberals know the difference between “you’re” and “your”. “You’re” is a contraction for YOU ARE. “Your” is a possessive; for example, you misused “your” twice in the YOUR post.

    I don’t even know why I bother.

  • TheBoss1

    I love that clip of Paul Ryan talking about how we’re living in an Any Rand novel and how he wished Ayn Rand was here today to decry the morality of what government is doing.

    And now how he tries to distance himself from his idol because she was an athiest. In this decade, he has spoken before The Atlas Shrugged Society and that famous clip was just three years ago. And, I mean this is a guy who forced his staffers to read Atlas Shrugged, for goodness sakes.

    Ayn Rand. The author of The Virtues of Selfishness. What an apt philosophy for Romney/Ryan and the modern GOP. That one phrase, in four simple words, sums up their entire political philosophy much better than a dissertation thesis or an hour-long documentary.

    I think I’ll make bumper stickers: Romney/Ryan on the top line. The Virtues of Selfishness on the bottom line.

  • Matthew

    “you libs are counting on the minority vote and dumb young people for the obama victory. All libs do is alienated the whole country. Ha and obama said he was gonna unify. Lol what a joke libs are”

    It’s hard to take conservative calls for unity and an end to divisiveness seriously when they’re always insulting significant segments of the population in the same breathe.

  • twins fan

    @coffee steve
    they found the girl in 3 inches of water.drowned. it was by a dock 25 yards from there home. it is a very sad ending.

  • twins fan
  • twins fan
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